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REINSTATEMENT AND POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS

Students who wish to resume studies in one of the following Fuller programs or statuses may be eligible to apply for reinstatement: Master of Divinity, MA in Theology, MA in Theology and Ministry, MA in Intercultural Studies, MA in Global Leadership, Certificate of Christian Studies, Certificate in Church Planting, Certificate in Islamic Studies, and Unclassified studies. Reinstatement is available only to former Fuller master's level students who have successfully completed (with a passing grade) at least one Fuller Seminary course in the past ten years but have not completed a course at Fuller in the past year (prior four quarters). To apply for reinstatement to a program other than those listed above, contact the Admissions Office for details.

Graduates of one of Fuller's master's degree programs who have not completed a course at Fuller in the past year (prior four quarters) may apply for Postgraduate Studies to take additional master's level coursework. Fuller master's level program graduates who have taken coursework at Fuller in the past year (prior four quarters) may contact the Academic Advising Office to request postgraduate status and do not need to submit an application for admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ALL APPLICANTS
  • Application for Admission
  • Reference Forms
    Within the Application for Admission, you will be prompted to list one (1) reference from a pastor or denominational leader.
  • Essay Responses
    Once you have completed the Application for Admission, you will be prompted to upload and submit your essay responses to the following questions into the application portal.

    • Religious Autobiography
      Reflect on your past Christian experience, including the most significant spiritual event/influence in your life, the role of Christ in your religious experience, your involvement in Christian service, and your reason(s) for attending your church. (minimum 250 words; maximum 500 words)
    • Statement of Purpose
      Why are you interested in Fuller Theological Seminary and this particular program? (minimum 250 words; maximum 500 words)*
    • Statement of Calling
      At this point in your Christian journey, how do you envision your calling to God's mission in the world? (minimum 250 words; maximum 500 words)*
  • Official Transcripts
    • Official transcripts are only required if you have completed coursework from another institution since last applying to Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Application Fee
    • Applicants eligible to apply for reinstatement or postgraduate status are not required to pay an application fee. 
  • English Language Requirements
    • If your native language is not English, an updated TOEFL or IELTS score may be required if your original score is more than 2 years old

* The MA in Global Leadership reinstatement has slightly different essay prompts.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

ADMISSION DEADLINES

NOTIFICATION

Applicants are notified of admission decisions, in most cases, around four weeks following the completion of an application file. Some programs require that an enrollment deposit be paid within 30 days of notification of acceptance. The enrollment deposit will be applied toward the first quarter's tuition and is nonrefundable.

TUITION AND FEES

Please click here for the current list of tuition and fees.